The 52-year-old Akron man linked to the so-called Craigslist killings talked to a judge Wednesday, addressing problems related to prescription drug medications and receiving personal mail.
The Beacon Journal reports this is the first time Richard Beasley has made comments in open court.
His attorney told Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne S. Callahan that Beasley was not receiving prescription pain killers for his degenerative back and spine problems. He has only been allowed one Motrin tablet per day.
Beasley requested that his doctor make personal visits to the jail to authorize prescription refills.
His attorney told the court that he has not been receiving mail from his family and friends, which could contain information to help his case.
Beasely and 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty are accussed of luring individuals through bogus job ads and then shooting them to death in Summit and Noble counties.
The next hearing for Beasley has been scheduled for June 13.
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